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ELIZABETH BARBER: A triple bottom line benefit positions Mississippi as a restoration leader

With the five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster around the corner on April 20th, anyone who lives or works on the Mississippi Gulf Coast knows that restoration work is just beginning. Ongoing research and monitoring show that the Gulf continues to suffer impacts from the tragedy, which in turn means that our […] [...]

ROBERT KHAYAT: Board made a big mistake in not renewing Dan Jones

On June 30th 2009, when I retired as Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, I made a commitment to avoid any public comments regarding the IHL Board, Ole Miss, our Medical Center, and the other universities in the state. I moved my office off campus to the UM Foundation which I used infrequently. I have […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love

Dan Jones just lost his battle with the cancer that is our state government. Last night, the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Directors decided to stand by their decision for non-renewal of his contract as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. IHL took a tremendous amount of heat all weekend long for their decision […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: Don’t just drink the water, eat it!

by Published: March 19,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Ask anyone in New York City why their bagels are the BEST in the world and they’ll say, “It’s the water!” Ask anyone in Philadelphia why their cheesesteaks are the BEST in the world, and they will say, “It’s the bread.” Further questioning one will ask, “Why is the bread so different?” and they will […] [...]

TODD SMITH — The Spin Cycle heads to SXSW in Austin, Texas

The Spin Cycle – always on the lookout for innovative thought that drives the branding industry – rolled into Texas for the annual South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals, soaking up the latest in emerging marketing technologies. Stay tuned for a full report from the event in next week’s Spin Cycle. SXSW offers the […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: This novel is not for the faint of heart

Andre Dubus’ House of Sand and Fog is a story of contrasts, of the twists and turns of fate, and of the modern pursuit of the American dream. Compulsively readable, this National Book Award nominee will keep you on edge throughout, as you try to decide, again and again, which character’s right, and which is […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Let the boys play

In the modern classic Remember the Titans, Coach Herman Boone’s eponymous team made it to the Northern Virginia Regional Championship game when they faced an opponent they hadn’t contended with before — dirty officials. Heavy-handed authority, with clear bias toward the opponent clearly skewed the game. The scene builds with beautiful tension as it becomes […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Egburt and the ‘Internet of Things’

In a recent meeting with Ravi Raju, Chief Marketing Officer at Camgian Microsystems out of Starkville, we were introduced to Egburt and the Internet of Things. Just what IS the Internet of Things? we asked. “Well, it’s really the next generation of the Internet,” he explained. He suggested that in certain ways, “the Internet has […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK — Turning things around: Two companies and one federal agency

The cover of the current issue of the Harvard Business Review proclaims, “Making Strategy Work – How to Avoid the Traps and Execute Brilliantly.” Strategy is about how to achieve goals. It is especially important for companies that were once flying high, but have found themselves at a lower altitude. Turning around a struggling company […] [...]

Barbour-Swoope team played .500 ball, at best

Thank heavens there is still a bright line between a news story and a column. Neither is better than the other. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. A news story is supposed to be factual. Hence, it carries the mantle of credibility, which should never drop to the ground, like the American flag. Play fast […] [...]

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